POSTPONED: Marbling and the Book Arts




with Pietro Accardi


REALLY HOPING TO GET PIETRO AND HIS WONDERFUL MARBLING BACK TO SEATTLE LATER THIS YEAR. STAY TUNED FOR POST-PANDEMIC UPDATES AND WASH YOUR HANDS.


will not be on Thursday, April 23, 2020

7:00-9:00pm (doors open at 6:45)

Special Collections, Classroom B069, Suzzallo Library

presented by the Book Arts Guild & University of Washington Libraries


Pietro Accardi is a native of the northwestern Italian city of Turin where his father Gaetano Accardi operated "Tipografia Accardi," In 1950s Italy, it was a state-of-the-art printing press. From a young age he assisted his father in the bustling press. Pietro later immersed himself in the more ancient traditions of paper marbling, restoration and bookbinding.


Pietro went on to establish "La Legatoria del Sole," his own bookbindery in Turin for 12 years. He worked for Turin's Municipal Archives, main public library, and University libraries restoring and binding books. He also ran his own paper marbling and decorative box making business within the bindery. In 2006, he moved to Nevada where he lives with his wife and assistant Vanessa and their numerous felines.


Pietro will give a presentation about the history, techniques, tools and styles of European marbling and how he interprets these techniques and color theory in his work on paper and fabric. He'll bring numerous illustrative samples of his designs and discuss what patterns to look for when selecting paper for book covers or fabric for scarves. He will also have textiles, paper and other goods available for sale after the presentation and will be conducting a series of workshops in Seattle . For more information on the workshops, go HERE.



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